Taylor Swift’s cat, Benjamin Button, made a surprise cameo with the singer on Time Magazine‘s 2023 Person of the Year cover. In the photo, Swift posed — in a black bodysuit and tights — with her cat draped around her neck. The cover was photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Fans react to Time cover with Taylor Swift and one of her cats
Time Magazine shared the cover on X, the site formerly known as Twitter. Subsequently, Swift reshared the image with a hilarious caption: “Time Magazine: We’d like to name you Person of the Yea- Me: Can I bring my cat.”
Thousands of fans reacted to the post, with many expressing their love for Benjamin whilst also praising Swift for her achievement. “This is a day that cat ladies from all across America will remember. Thank you, Taylor Swift!” one user wrote.
Another fan commented, “Awww your cat is soooo Adorable! Congratulations Taylor! We are excited and happy for you.” Referencing the lyrics to the pop icon’s hit song, “Karma,” one user said, “Karma is a CAT purring on your neck cause it loves you!”
The 33-year-old made history by becoming the first woman to appear twice on Time’s Person of the Year cover.
“Swift’s accomplishments as an artist—culturally, critically, and commercially—are so legion that to recount them seems almost beside the point,” the magazine shared. “As a pop star, she sits in rarefied company, alongside Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, and Madonna.”
How Taylor Swift met Benjamin Button
Swift met Benjamin on the set of her “ME!” music video. According to People Magazine, the entertainer mentioned in an Instagram Live with Panic! at the Disco’s lead vocalist Brendon Urie that Benjamin was “a cute kitten who didn’t have a home.” Continuing, Swift shared, “He literally looked at me like, ‘Adopt me please.’ And I was like, ‘Okay I’m going to do that.’”
The adorable feline is named after Brad Pitt’s character in the film “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Apart from Benjamin, the pop star has two other cats, Olivia Benson and Meredith Grey, both named after her favorite TV characters.